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Israel Matseke Zulu

Full / Real Name: Israel Sipho Matseke Zulu
Gender: Male

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Israel Matseke Zulu (formerly known as Israel Makoe) is a South African actor, poet, singer and dancer best known for his role as GP in the SABC1 drama series Gaz'lam, from 2002-2005.

He was born in Alexandra Township and is the second-born in the family of five. He grew up aspiring to be famous.

From 1988 to 1994 he was involved in criminal activities. He was arrested for the first time at the age of 14 for house breaking and theft. In 1996 he was sentenced to serve eight years in prison.

While serving his jail term he decided to form a theatre group called Abaqobi Drama Group. The first play that he wrote and directed, Hayi Kabi Magenge, had some of the inmates and the members of VSTC based in Alexandra.

In 1999, when he was released from prison, he got a chance to work for the Victory Sonqoba Theatre Company which is where he had the opportunity to audition for the award-winning SABC1 drama series Yizo Yizo.

He played the role of a gang leader in prison, and ended up recording a sound track with kwaito star Mandoza.

He is a director for the Alexandra-based theatre group Ishoshovi.

In 2015 he had a starring role in the e.tv drama series Z'bondiwe as Jakes Masilo, Killer's right hand man who is cold, ruthless and dangerous.

In November 2016 Israel debuted on the Mzansi Magic soapie isiBaya in the role of gangster Cyprian Gumbi, making his first appearance on Monday 28 November (Season 4, Episode 186). It was the first time he was credited as Israel Matseke Zulu.






Television Roles

Show

Character

Dude

GP (as Israel Makoe)

GP (as Israel Makoe)

GP (as Israel Makoe)

GP (as Israel Makoe)

Don

Jericho (as Israel Makoe Zulu)

Skroef

Cyprian Gumbi

Cyprian Gumbi

Blou-Baaitjie

Zakes

Zakes

Waiting Man

Professor (as Israel Makoe)

Bra Ali

Bra Ali

Bra Ali

Bra Ali

Presenter - Himself

Cast Member (as Israel Makoe)

Cast Member (as Israel Makoe)

Rudolf Masondo

Rra Pekwane

Clelia's Father

Boyza

Jakes Masilo (as Israel Makoe)

Jakes Masilo (as Israel Makoe)

Jakes Masilo (as Israel Makoe)

Zuka

Guest Host - Himself

Uncle Israel

Israel

Israel




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